ac·​a·​de·​mia | \ ˌa-kə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce academia (audio) \

Definition of academia

: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education : academe scientists in industry and academia a career in academia

Examples of academia in a Sentence

She found the business world very different from academia.
Recent Examples on the Web There's a lot of science on this going on in Arizona and academia and in the federal government. Joan Meiners, The Arizona Republic, 27 July 2022 If the blazers, knee socks, and argyle sweater vests make your dark academia-loving heart sing, this is the Halloween costume for you. Seventeen, 22 July 2022 Boston College law professor Brian Quinn, who was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Silicon Valley before joining academia, says there is almost no chance Musk will prevail in court. Globe Staff,, 19 July 2022 In addition, pure academia was a difficult place for her. New York Times, 11 July 2022 Reflecting on his collaboration with Graeber, Wengrow ventured that university management has made academia so sterile that making friends within it has become a radical act. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 11 July 2022 Why do people from elite backgrounds dominate academia? Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 The platform was developed via a team consisting of experts from industry, healthcare, and academia. Adi Gaskell, Forbes, 30 June 2022 The former Ohio State football coach has been at the University since 2014 since making the transition to academia following his resignation at OSU. Stephen Means, cleveland, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of academia

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for academia

latinization of academy (with -ia suggesting a geographic entity), after its Latin etymon, Acadēmia

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The first known use of academia was in 1903

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“Academia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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